The Preventive aspect of Ayurveda in Viral Infection with special reference to COVID-19

  • Amit R Nampalliwar
  • Priyanka Bhawsar
  • Seeta M Biradar
Keywords: Preventive, Ayurveda, Viral Infection, COVID-19, Corona Virus

Abstract

In Ayurveda, the management of viral infectious diseases can be either preventive or curative. Prevention is better than cure, while there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, it will be good to take preventative measures. In this study for the preventative aspect of Ayurveda in COVID-19, the data has been collected, collated, and reviewed from all available literature related to the topic. It is analyzed that, COVID-19 pandemics can be correlated with janapadadhavnsa roga which are highly communicable diseases described in Ayurveda. It can be correlated as Abhishanga Sannipataj jwara which is of kapha predominance. Ama plays a major role in metabolic disorder patients for invading severe coronavirus disease. Ayurvedic medicines that have Ama pachak and immunity-boosting action play important role in the prevention of COVID-19 infection. Apart from the social distancing and hand washing, local and systemic intervention, Panchakarma therapy and certain use of Rasayana (immunomodulators) have been advocated to prevent the COVID-19.

Author Biographies

Amit R Nampalliwar

Reader & HOD, Department of Roga Nidan & Vikriti Vigyana, Government Ayurved College & Hospital, Bilaspur(C.G.)-495001, India

Priyanka Bhawsar

Assistant Professor, Department of Kriya-Sharir, Smt. K.G. Mittal P. Ayurveda College, Mumbai. 

Seeta M Biradar

Associate professor & HOD, Department of Roganidana, BLDEA’S AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya,Vijayapur, Karnataka, India

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Nampalliwar, A., Bhawsar, P., & Biradar, S. (2020). The Preventive aspect of Ayurveda in Viral Infection with special reference to COVID-19. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4), 622-626. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v11i4.1733
Section
Review Articles